American classical pianist, Randolph Hokanson, Died at 103

Randolph H. Hokanson was born on June 22, 1915, and died on October 2018.

He was an American pianist.

Hokanson was also the professor emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Randolph Hokanson is recognized for his recordings of Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Mendelssohn, and has given over 100 performances, including the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas.

Hokanson was born in the state of Washington.

Randolph Hokanson studied on a scholarship with Harold Samuel, Myra Hess, and Carl Friedberg and later performed as soloist under Thomas Beecham, Pierre Monteux, Arthur Fiedler, Walter Susskind, Milton Katims, and others.

Randolph Hokanson toured the United States and Canada for eight years.

Hokanson was still performing at the age of 90.

He released a memoir during 2011 called ‘With Head to the Music Bent:’ A Musician’s Story.

Hokanson was married to composer Dorothy Cadzow, who was born on August 9, 1916, and died on June 26, 2001) from 1951 until her death in 2001.

He performed a concert of pieces by Bach, Mozart, and Chopin in Bayview Manor Albertson Hall, Seattle, on June 21, 2015, the day before his 100th birthday.

Randolph Hokanson was officially a centenarian.

He was passed away at 103 years old.


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